The latest release of our Digital Asset Management System focuses on the DC Story Editor. DC-X 2.3.0 comes with a spread preview for newspaper pages, placeholders for Image Containers with shared captions as well as a drag & drop function for stories.

The DC-X Story Editor, in combination with DC’s and ppi Media’s Content-X editorial system and its InDesign plug-in, has always provided a preview of the article being processed on the (InDesign ) newspaper page.

In addition to the article or page preview, the right sidebar of the Story Editor now offers a spread preview for both the pages and their position in the publication. In this way, a user can navigate easily and quickly through the entire edition.

Spread-Preview im DC Story Editor

Spread Preview in the DC Story Editor

With DC-X 2.3.0, it’s also easier to create and edit image containers. Captions that are valid for several pictures at the same time (shared caption) can now be written before choosing and placing all the pictures. Placeholders indicate the number of pictures planned for use and can be replaced by the “real pictures” once they’ve been chosen.
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Image container with palceholders and shared caption

Drag+Drop DC-XYet another new feature is the drag & drop function for stories. They can now be dragged from the Story Editor’s navigation sidebar directly into a specific collection. All areas of the current story except for the type icon (in this case: the InDesign “ID”) can be used to drag the story into a collection or to assign it to another story.

Last but not least, a little innovation that should be pleasing to editors as well as the IT team: The integration of custom TinyMCE plugins that bring their own values can now be easily configured without the need for an extra developer to be consulted.